Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Corruption of Ordinary People

If you’ve read the title of this post, you’re probably wondering what it has to do with art and being a starving artist.  Read on.  It has everything to do with art. The post is about how deranged and downright … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

It’s been a few weeks since I posted anything.  I offer my apologies for that.  I have been quite unwell.  This is the time of year where it seems like the right time to take stock of what happened over … Continue reading

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How Not to Make Great Art

Imagine if painters tried to paint the way software developers are expected to code.  A committee would tell you what to paint and by when, but they may also prescribe to you which tools you must use (brushes, palette knives) … Continue reading

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How to Sabotage Your Most Important Work

This is not an original thought.  I got it from Seth Godin’s blog today.  However, it so aptly and precisely applies to me, I had to write it up as a form of therapy. You have a project in mind.  … Continue reading

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What Works Better Than Optimism?

Optimism works better than pessimism.  It gives you a chance of moving forward, instead of giving up before you start.  A certain amount of optimism is incredibly effective to help you pursue your artistic projects and get things done.  There … Continue reading

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